by Jack Seay - October 8, 2005- freely distributable
Certainly it will not look like the current brain-dead world-wide web. It is likely to look like the Xanadu hypertext software designed 40 years ago by the visionary Ted Nelson. He envisioned:
These are foundational qualities that need to be the basis of all other software and the Internet of the future.
There are many other new programs with highly desirable features:
eBay and Paypal: secure, fairly simple payments and reputation tracking
Amazon: links to related items and reviews
iTunes: easy to purchase digitized music, audiobooks, and music videos; listening to and viewing podcasts, numerous other great features
iPod: simple interface to listen to and view media
Google Maps: pan and zoom the world from space on your computer
Second Life: virtual reality - here and now, with building 3D objects and text chatting in a collaborative environment with people from all over the world
the gesture interface software as seen in the movie, Minority Report Also see the TactaPad
and many more
These would be so much better built on top of the Xanadu-zigzag foundation.